Doctor Strange’s possible villain in the Multiverse of Madness revealed

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is building Phase 4, which is all about the multiverse. Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) will tackle it head-on in his next solo film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

The film won’t be released until May 6, 2022. And there hasn’t been much revealed about it, other than the fact that Sam Raimi is becoming the new director and he’s supposed to be one of the most spooky Marvel movies to date.

But now there’s finally something more concrete to look forward to, thanks to a leak posted on the Resetera forum: a photo of a Multiverse puzzle set that features Strange battling a monstrous villain known as Shuma-Gorath. You can see the photo in the link here.

This monster isn’t a household name when it comes to Marvel villains, so here’s a description of the character via the Marvel Database Wiki:

Believed to rule hundreds of dimensions, Shuma-Gorath arrived in the Earth Kingdom over 1,000,000 years ago, along with the other Ancients. There he reigned over ancient Earth and ordered many human sacrifices.

Doctor Strange vs Shuma-Gorath in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?

The description of the product tells us that it depicts an “epic comic book style battle scene”. And Shuma-Gorath being a multidimensional creature, that seems to fit the narrative in the movie.

It’s possible that Shuma-Gorath is just one of the villains in the movie. Sometimes the merchandising of these films takes a little liberties with the stages and the characters they include. For example, the LEGO Marvel versions (especially for Infinity war and End of Game) mixed and matched elements from newer and older movies, making it difficult to judge exactly what was in the new movie and what they were adding just for the fun of it.

On top of that, one of the images in the puzzle features the Scarlet Witch and maybe even America Chavez (I can make out a character wearing a denim jacket) – both of whom would be in this movie. And if this part is correct, it is highly likely that the Shuma-Gorath reference is also correct.

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